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May 20, 2010
Some people are born just to breed and die,
Maybe I fit with this society.
Dress ev'ryday in a suit and a tie;
Work, sleep, and repeat: the way it should be.
A numbered fraction on a giant chart,
Wake up each day with pointless fake smiles.
Never the bull's eye, just one of the darts,
Living like trash, pile after pile.
Buy into a system and sell your soul.
Never struggle for personality.
Never realize that my life is dull.
Live each day like it doesn't affect me.
A barcode of a man, can't even cry,
Some people are born just to breed and die.

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mrsneverjonas_899 said...
Aug. 12, 2010 at 10:41 am
i think this had pretty meaningful interesting word choice :) n it really does sound like it came from ur heart n mind. cuz i can feel the true emotion coming off, good job ^^
Jane_P This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Jul. 7, 2010 at 10:52 am

"A barcode of a man, can't even cry

Some people are born just to breed and die."


Riley: This poem was a big wake up call for me. There are so many people who wander through life pointless, meaningless, one of the bunch. It's so easy to get carried away with the crowd and lose your identity. It's happened to me before, but your poem woke me up out of the reality. Don't even become a bar code and keep on writing! I couldn't find anything wrong other than the message ... (more »)

SashaLovesYOux3 said...
Jul. 6, 2010 at 9:36 pm

i thought this poem was very good

my view on the poem was that you were trying to get the point out that people in society today are very similiar. they blend in && they tend to copy what other people are doing && it gets boring to live in a world like that

i liked the lines

"Work, sleep, and repeat: the way it should be"

the emotion i get from this is boredom of always repeating the same thing over and over again you want to be the different one bu... (more »)

aub13zzz said...
Jul. 2, 2010 at 10:00 pm

o... my... gosh... its was absolutely great! i loved it!! its so good! im deff adding it to one of my favorite works! i love the way u repeat the same thing in the 1st and last lines... it gives it great feeling!

and u said u were feeling like u werent btr than ave? don't think that again, b/c this is WAYYYYY btr that average!!!! :)

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